ROCKFORD - A man wanted for the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 13 turns himself into police.
A warrant was issued for Shanan Berry's, 28, arrest after several months of investigation. Berry turned himself into police on Tuesday. He's charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and battery.
Due to the sensitive nature of the case and the age of the victim, no further details will be released.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A jury has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of 65-year-old William Wesley Bryant Jr., of Elkmont.
The jury deliberated for less than an hour and found Bryant guilty on all counts, including three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, and one count of 1st degree sodomy of a child under 12.
The trial began on August 21. The victim was asked to testify as well as several other relatives.
Bryant faces anywhere from 10 to 99 years in prison and a $60,000 fine for first-degree sodomy, and 2 to 20 years and a $30,000 fine for each count of sexual abuse.
He is set to be sentenced in Judge Robert Baker’s courtroom at a later date.
Jury returns guilty verdict for Limestone County man accused of sexually abusing a child AUGUST 23, 2017 JESSICA GROTJAHN SHEVAUN BRYAN
LONDON, Ky (LEX 18) London Police say that a 73-year-old man was arrested for sexually abusing a 12-year-old child.
Police say that the child told them in an interview that they had been sexually abused by Wilkie Smith, of East Bernstadt. They say that this occurred over the recent summer school break.
London Police said that while a detective interviewed Smith, Smith admitted to committing sexual acts.
Smith was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of incest.
He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
A 42-year-old man has today, Thursday 24 August 2017, been sentenced in connection with a series of rape and child abuse offences.
Gary Izatt, of Icknield Way in Thetford, was charged in August 2016 by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Safeguarding Children Online Team (SCOLT) with 28 offences.
Izatt pleaded guilty in June to 8 counts of rape, 4 counts of sexual assault by penetration, three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, four counts of possession of indecent images and one count of sexual assault by touching. The other offences will remain on file.
The assaults began in June 2012 and continued until his arrest in August 2016. Izatt had befriended his victims and then abused them countless times. The offences he was convicted of relate to two girls who were aged 13 or under at the time.
When sentencing Izatt to 18 years in prison with a seven year extension, Judge Ayres described his offences as "humiliating and degrading" to both children who are under 13. He described Izatt as a "dangerous individual" who posed a serious risk of significant harm in the future.
Following today's Norwich Crown Court sentencing, the officer who led the investigation, Detective Constable Steve Hunt, from the SCOLT, said: "This has been a complex investigation into a predatory and calculating paedophile who has now been taken off the streets.
"I would also like to offer my thanks to the victims and their families for their bravery and unwavering support for the police whilst the case has unfolded. I hope this sentence will offer them some sort of closure and allow them to start taking steps to rebuild their lives after the terrible ordeal that they have been through.”
Detective Sergeant Dave McCormack, who supervises the SCOLT team, said: "SCOLT officers have worked closely on this case with the Multi-Agency Sexual Exploitation team, Children Services, safeguarding officers at the Iceni Academy, the ROSE Project and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors from the Harbour Centre. They all offered support to three brave vulnerable children to allow them to provide evidence to secure a prosecution against what can only be described as a despicable individual and a danger to those we treasure most.”
"This enquiry highlights how important we consider all allegations of abuse and should assure other victims of abuse that every report is fully investigated by Norfolk Constabulary, with specialist officers guiding victims through the process.”
Izatt was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.